On-site Professional Development

The Education Division of WCS offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers. Teacher courses are held at the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo. WCS courses for teachers of grades K–12 help bring a new dimension to your lessons, whether you teach science, math, language arts, or anything in between! Professional development courses can also be provided at your school or district. Call 718-220-5136 for more information.

Our multi-disciplinary programs are aligned with both state and national education standards.

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Clownfish

Applied Science: Studying Marine Ecology at the Shore

Location: New York Aquarium
Dates: Monday, August 3 - Saturday August 8

Lion

HELP: Habitat Ecology Learning Program

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: Monday, August 3 - Saturday, August 8

Macaw

Natural Inquirer: Using Nature to Promote Inquiry

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: Monday, July 20 - Saturday, July 25

Tiger

Predators: Biology and Conservation

Location: Bronx Zoo

Dates: Monday, July 13 - Saturday, July 18

Ant

Teaching Big Scientific Ideas with the Little Creatures that Rule the World

Location: Bronx Zoo

Dates: Monday, July 27 - Saturday, August 1

Sifaka

Teaching Scientific Process Through Animal Behavior

Location: New York Aquarium

Dates: Monday, July 6 - Saturday July, 11

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: Monday, August 10 - Saturday, August 15

Python

Zoo Animals and Teaching the Elementary Core Curriculum

Location: Bronx Zoo

Dates: Monday, July 6 - Saturday, July 11

Shark

Biomimicry: Teaching How Nature Inspires Technology

Mannahatta

Urban Ecology in NYC

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: April 6 - 11, 2015

Gorilla

Conservation Biology for Educators

Sea Lion

Applied Science: Studying Wildlife at the Zoo

Penguin

Green STEM: Building a Sustainable Future

Jellyfish

Marine Animals and Teaching the Elementary Core Curriculum

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